Distribution of Articles published per year
(2001 - 2014)
(2001 - 2014)
Total number of journals
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 4 Reads 0 Citations Revisiting Options Analysis for Long-Term Energy Projects Published: 03 November 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-e017
Energy supply is currently undergoing a major transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources such as renewables and nuclear. However, in the longer term, it is unclear whether these sources will be able to meet demand increases from the developing world, increasing population, and new uses of energy. An estimate is made for the first two of these demand increases based on correlations of the population rate increase and the gap in first and third world GDP. A sustainable world may require more energy to counteract the impacts of climate change, for example, on the supply of clean water and food. Since it is uncertain whether distributed energy sources will meet this demand, new energy supplies might be considered. Some options considered already include more sustainable nuclear systems with use of thorium and fuel recycling, fusion, and large solar projects in orbit, the moon, or in deserts. Previous option analysis of these technologies are reviewed and updated based on current understanding. Potential extensions and approaches are identified for uncertainty estimation, incremental roadmapping, distinguishing serial and parallel technologies, the value of R&D information, and incentive strategies for realizing the economies of scale and learning-by-doing benefits.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Review of Potential Characterization Techniques in Approaching Energy and Sustainability Published: 20 March 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6031489
Societal prosperity is linked to sustainable energy and a healthy environment. However, tough global challenges include increased demand for fossil fuels, while approaching peak oil production and uncertainty in the environmental impacts of energy generation. Recently, energy use was identified as a major component of economic productivity, along with capital and labor. Other environmental resources and impacts may be nearing environmental thresholds, as indicated by nine planetary environmental boundaries, many of which are linked to energy production and use. Foresight techniques could be applied to guide future actions which include emphasis on (1) energy efficiency to bridge the transition to a renewable energy economy; (2) continued research, development, and assessment of new technologies; (3) improved understanding of environment impacts including natural capital use and degradation; (4) exploration of GDP alternative measures that include both economic production and environmental impacts; and (5) international cooperation and awareness of longer-term opportunities and their associated potential scenarios. Examples from the U.S. and the international community illustrate challenges and potential.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Web-Based Training Course for Evaluating Radiological Dose Assessment in NRC’s License Termination Process Published: 01 August 2008
Health Physics, doi: 10.1097/01.hp.0000318879.25049.f1
Article 4 Reads 0 Citations MILDOS uranium milling dose assessment code update. Published: 01 November 2001